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Unisex baby names that are just a bit unusual

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience. Mary specializes in writing about parenting, children, pregnancy, college, h...

Surprising gender-neutral names for your boy or girl

These days it's not unusual to meet a baby girl with unisex name, or a baby boy for that matter. Using boy names for girls, and vice versa, has become trendy — and many popular names are now considered suitable for either gender.
Surprising gender-neutral names for your boy or girl
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Celebrities have embraced unique unisex names in a big way. From Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' daughter Wyatt to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody's daughter Arlo, it's clear crossing the gender aisle is a bona fide trend.

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Other famous parents opted for unisex middle names. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bruce Willis named baby girls Gloria Ray and Mabel Ray, while. A.J. McLean and Jessica Capshaw named their daughters Ava Jaymes and Poppy James.

Open your mind and consider these surprising unisex names for baby boys and girls alike. Use them as first names, middle names or both.

Two babies, three unisex names:  Joe Nichols' daughter is named Dylan River, while Jay DeMarcus' son is named Dylan Jay.

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Rachael Leigh Cook paired a feminine first name with a unisex middle name: Charlotte Easton.

Lisa Ling gave her daughter the same name that Katie Price gave to her son: Jett.
Kristen Bell's daughter and Kailyn Lowry's son are both named Lincoln.

Jack Huston and Shannan Click named their daughter Sage Lavinia.

David and Victoria's daughter is Harper Seven and Brent Seabrook's son is Carter Seven.
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